Author Topic: WIN A NEW 1967 CAMARO! Documenting Sweepstakes Contests & Raffles from 1966/1967  (Read 35809 times)

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Everyone likes to win free stuff, right?  Well, it turns out that when the Camaro was first introduced for the 1967 model year, hundreds of people won brand new 1967 Camaros via many different forms of contests, sweepstakes, games and raffles.  Not only were they given away free to keep but sometimes the prize was the ability of the winner to drive a brand new 1967 Camaro for a pre-determined amount of time.  That amount of time could have been anywhere between a couple of days all the way up to an entire year. 

Multiple different kinds of entities were giving away brand new 1967 Camaros during the Fall of 1966 on through the Winter, Spring and Summer of 1967.  A small sampling includes large national supermarket chains, oil companies and Chevrolet itself.  Smaller businesses and organizations like local Chevrolet dealers, radio stations and fund raising interests also got in on the act.  In addition to all of the print, radio, television and outdoor advertising done by Chevrolet itself, these exciting promotional tie-ins helped to keep the public interested in the newly introduced Camaro.

This thread will document these giveaway model year 1967 Camaros through newspaper articles, advertisements, photos and memorabilia associated with each particular contest.  Through my research I have not only been able to find a copious amount of information about these sweepstakes, contests, games and raffles but in several cases I have been able to put a name and sometimes a face to those who actually won them so many decades ago.

Perhaps you may remember a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor or even yourself participating in or even winning one of these contests.  If so, please share your recollections.

Separate threads will also be created for 1968 and 1969 model year Camaro contests.  Stay tuned.

A lot of what I will post was located at newspapers.com but I will identify the other digital newspaper repositories and other web sites where applicable.   To identify the particular newspaper, date they were published and where they were each located simply consult the file name under the image.

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Barrel of Fun Sweepstakes


Chronologically, the first contest to appear was The Barrel of Fun Sweepstakes put on by supermarket stores that had offered Top Value Stamps to their customers.  These stores included Kroger, Adams Super Markets, Winn-Dixie, Red & White Food Stores, Market Basket, Kwik-Chek, Star Market, Win-Ding and Humpty Dumpty.  There were probably more but these are the ones I was able to find advertisements and articles for.  The first mention of this contest appeared on September 14, 1966, two weeks before the Camaro was able to be seen and/or purchased by the public on September 29, 1966. 

Also notice the second and third advertisements show a car underneath a cover.  The words over the image state, "It's New!  It's Coming Soon!"  These appeared on September 22nd and September 29, 1966 respectively.

40 Camaros would be given away in this contest alone.
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Barrel of Fun Sweepstakes


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Barrel of Fun Sweepstakes


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Barrel of Fun Sweepstakes


Here we find out some of the winners.

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Barrel of Fun Sweepstakes


More winners..

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Barrel of Fun Sweepstakes


Even more winners..
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Chicago Tribune Sports Car Football Game


To coincide with the 1966 National Football League season, the Chicago Tribune newspaper ran a contest called the Sports Car Football Game.  Each week, a different brand new 1967 sports car would be given away to the winner.  While the winners in the Barrel of Fun Sweepstakes received base 1967 Camaros, the winner in the first week of this particular contest received a brand new 1967 Camaro RS/SS 350! 

Notice that the first and second image were published on September 25, 1966, four days before the official on sale date of the Camaro.

In my research I did notice that in the following weeks a 1967 Cougar and a 1967 Mustang would be given away.
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Hampton Chevrolet

The "Camaro Contest" put on by this particular dealership allowed "5 lucky winners" to "drive a Camaro free for one week."

Notice that the first ad gave a glimpse of the front end of the Camaro.  It was published on September 26, 1966, three days before the official on sale date.
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Redd's Chevy


Here is another dealership that offered a "chance to drive one for a week as our guest."

Notice that this ad was published on the day the Camaro went on sale, September 29, 1966.
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Baierl Chevrolet


"Win a New Camaro"
"Nothing to buy!"
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Westminster Shopping Center

Even shopping centers got in on the act.  Notice that the winner would be "announced over WTTR...and in The Evening Sun..."  Broadcast and newspaper respectively.
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Leonards Department Store


Interesting how they don't just call it a Camaro.  They mention the name of the dealer as well when they state, "It's Free!  A new 1967 Jack Williams Camaro Chevrolet!"

The last one reveals the winner.
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Cactus Pete's Casino


This was the only item I could find for this particular casino contest.

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Take a Camaro Command Drive Promotion


I found this to be very interesting.  An article published on October 23, 1966 details the following about the "Take a Camaro Command Drive Promotion"

"4 week campaign to promote the Camaro around Cincinnati"
"85% production at Norwood"
"Grand award will be a new Camaro"
"You may also win the use of a Camaro for a month"
"13 Camaros - one from each Cincinnati metro dealer"
"250 Cincinnati buyers will have their cars built to exact spec at Norwood plant.  These custom built Camaros, each bearing a personalized name plate, will be delivered at a luncheon and plant tour."
"Winners announced on Camaro Night at Royals basketball game" (NBA franchise at the time)


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Downtown Store Merchants Association

"Hoosier Bargain Day"
"Given away free 1967 Chevrolet Camaro"

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Downtown Store Merchants Association


"Hoosier Bargain Day"

The last one reveals the winner.
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Superior Chevrolet

Take A Camaro Command Drive Promotion

Although it doesn't specifically mention it by name, this one was probably part of the previously mentioned Take a Camaro Command Drive Promotion because the dealer was located in Cincinnati, it was published in early November 1966 and it mentions the 13 Chevrolet dealers."
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Levitz Furniture Store


"Anniversary Sale Door Prize Drawing"
"1st Prize Camaro"

The last two reveal the winners.
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Procter Gamble American Adventure Sweepstakes


The Grand Prize winner received a vacation, $10,000 "plus New 1967 Chevrolet Camaro or Ford Mustang."

This contest was only run in the Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota area.

Surprisingly, I couldn't find any additional info on this contest.
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Shebelut Chevrolet



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Shebelut Chevrolet

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Capitol Chevrolet


"Chance to win one of two Camaros"
"and a Tahoe Weekend, Too"
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93/KHJ Boss Radio Camaro Couple Contest


This Los Angeles radio station contest awarded two 1967 Camaro RS/SS 350's to the winning couple.

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93/KHJ Boss Radio Camaro Couple Contest


The winning couple with their 1967 Camaro RS/SS 350's.
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Courtesy Chevrolet


Winners of the "3 Day Camaro Drive"
"10 winners with the opportunity to drive a new 1967 Camaro Nov. 29 - Dec. 1."
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DeLong Chevrolet


"Come in and register to win a free Camaro"
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College Sports Week Contest - Georgetown University Homecoming


"first prize is a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro"

"a freshman....won the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro"

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Mod Sweepstakes


This contest seems to have only taken place in California during the second half of November and the first half of December 1966.

Interesting tidbits from the article published on November 15, 1966:

"Camaro will drive you absolutely Mod theme through December 12th"
"Winners of contest during these events will receive new Camaros"
"Mod Girl, who will visit public places in a custom painted Camaro to hand out entry forms" (Los Angeles area)
"UCLA - Southern California football game"
"Queens from both schools will be given the free use of a Camaro for Homecoming week"


I wonder if the "custom painted Camaro" mentioned in the article is the one seen in these three photographs??


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Mod Sweepstakes


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Mod Sweepstakes


Dick Bullis Chevrolet

Jack Coyle Chevrolet
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Mod Sweepstakes


Friendly Chevrolet
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Quality Chevrolet

Jon Duringer Chevrolet
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Mod Sweepstakes


Oscar Gregory Chevrolet
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E-Z Davies Chevrolet

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Mod Sweepstakes


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Beach City Chevrolet


"Exciting Camaro...will be awarded to the lucky winner to drive for one year"
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De Anza Chevrolet


"Win a new Chevrolet Camaro or a chance to drive one for 90 days"

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La Belle Fermiere Sausages
Become The Expo '67 Family Contest


"the Moreaus win a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro,......"

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Galles Groesbeek Chevrolet

Ed Black's Chevrolet

"Win 5 Camaro Fun Days"
"You may be one of ten lucky winners to have your own sporty, sharp, powerful new 1967 Chevrolet Camaro for five full days!"
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Hallowell Chevrolet


"Free Camaro!  To be given away December 23, 1966 over KFRE-TV."

"Bring this coupon to.....and you can win a free Camaro"
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It's amazing how many of the giveaway cars were either RS or RS SS. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. I don't remember this going on.
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Princeton Retail Merchants Association


"...red Camaro which will be given away..."

"...lucky winner of the Red Camaro given away..."
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It's amazing how many of the giveaway cars were either RS or RS SS. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. I don't remember this going on.

No problem.  I thought that was interesting as well.
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That ends the contests that were run during the calendar year 1966.
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Take a Camaro Command Drive Promotion


"250 Cincinnati buyers will have their cars built to exact spec at Norwood plant.  These custom built Camaros, each bearing a personalized name plate, will be delivered at a luncheon and plant tour."


Great stuff! I also was surprised that not all of them were stripped down models. I'm confused about the line quoted above. It appears they were not give away cars, but some other type of promotion? Sorry if I missed that in another part of the thread.

Look forward to seeing whatever else you come up with Scott!

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Take a Camaro Command Drive Promotion


"250 Cincinnati buyers will have their cars built to exact spec at Norwood plant.  These custom built Camaros, each bearing a personalized name plate, will be delivered at a luncheon and plant tour."


Great stuff! I also was surprised that not all of them were stripped down models. I'm confused about the line quoted above. It appears they were not give away cars, but some other type of promotion? Sorry if I missed that in another part of the thread.

Look forward to seeing whatever else you come up with Scott!

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I also wondered what that line in the article meant.  None of the Chevrolet dealers promoted that part of the "promotion" in their ads so I'm wondering if that portion got the ax??  Has anyone seen a 1967 Camaro built at Norwood with a personalized name plate?
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The contests that appear from this post forward occurred in calendar year 1967.

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Rochester, New York 50th Anniversary Auto Show


"Rochester Automobile Dealer's Association will award a 1967 Camaro to some lucky ticketholder."

"You can win a 1967 GOLDEN CAMARO.  Loaded with extras."

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Rochester, New York 50th Anniversary Auto Show


The second one reveals the winner.

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Greater Indianapolis Chevrolet Dealers




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Baltimore Metro Chevrolet Dealers
Super Sport Sweepstakes


"You could be the winner of a '67 Super Sport...your choice of an Impala, Chevelle, Camaro or Chevy II Super Sport model."
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Shea Chevrolet


"only 18 days left to become eligible to win a Camaro!"
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Tarrant County Chevrolet Dealers


"Win a months supply of groceries or free use of a Camaro for a week."
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Southwest Chevrolet


This dealership must have been part of Tarrant County, Texas because it is also running the same "guess the value of the groceries" contest as seen in the post above.

"Free! A Month's Groceries"
"Free! Camaro for a Week"
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Ernest Allen Chevrolet


Another Texas dealership taking part in the grocery contest.


"Free use of the Camaro for one week.  (One winner each week for six weeks)"
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Buddies Supermarkets


The winner of the first weeks groceries and use of the Camaro from the same contest seen in the above posts.

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Jack Williams Chevrolet


One more Texas dealership participating in the grocery contest.

"estimate the retail price of the groceries inside of the 1967 Camaro on display..."
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Bay Chevrolet


"Win a new Camaro"

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Old World Inn


"...hands keys to Camaro car to...."

Not sure what was going on here because I couldn't find anything else on the subject.

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Sacramento Chevrolet


"Win 3 Camaro fun days!"
"You may be one of the ten lucky winners to have your own sporty, sharp, powerful new 1967 Chevrolet Camaro for three full days!"

The same kind of promotion was used in a New Mexico dealership in December 1966.  See Reply #37 on page 3 of this thread.
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Newspaper Circulation Drive (The Prattville Progress)


"Trade Expansion Subscription Drive"
"You can put yourself in the driver's seat of this beautiful new 1967 Chevrolet Camaro"
"Grand Prize 1967 Chevrolet Camaro"
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Newspaper Circulation Drive (The Prattville Progress)


"Surely someone in the Prattville trade area could use a new 1967 Chevrolet Camaro in exchange for spare time work."

The last one reveals the winner.

"...presented Mrs. Rainwater the keys to a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro..."
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John May Chevrolet


"30 days free use of a 1967 Camaro"

"You can be eligible for this wonderful prize opportunity by test driving the new Camaro"

"Be sure to register for 30 days free use of a new Camaro!"
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Russo Chevrolet


"Win-A-Camaro Sweepstakes!"

"See the Lovely Camaroettes!"

"...appearance of the Camaroettes, those lovely girls of national fame, who are representing the Win-A-Camaro sweepstakes"

"The Four Camaroettes, helping to promote the Win-A-Camaro Sweepstakes, which ended Feb. 15th"


Has anyone ever heard of the Camaroettes?


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Johnson Chevrolet


"Grand Prize - A brand new '67 Camaro"
"Plus The use of a new Camaro for 30 days"
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Dumas Milner Chevrolet


"Pick up your Camaro Contest Entry Blank and win a Camaro now Free"
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Midway Chevrolet


"Win a 1967 Camaro Rally Sport Convertible if you make Roboto laugh during the Saturday Feb. 11th performances at Midway Chevrolet"
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Hood Motor Company


"Grand Opening"
"Win a new 1967 Camaro"

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Quality Chevrolet


"Free Camaro contest drawing Sat. Feb. 18"
"Winner will have the use of a Camaro for 90 days"
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Pacific Drive-In-Theater


"Latest winner in the Chevrolet Camaro giveaway at Pacific drive-in theaters is....."

"one fully equipped 1967 Camaro will be given away each week for five weeks in drawings at the theaters"
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Hammocks Pilgrimage Celebration


"...the patrons prize will be a new sports model Camaro"

"...grand patron prize drawing for the sport model Camaro four seat coupe..."

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Hammocks Pilgrimage Celebration


"A happy winner..."

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I don't remember any of this. There is a Jack Williams Chevy dealership here in central Pa. I wonder if it is related to the one in Texas.
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I don't remember any of this. There is a Jack Williams Chevy dealership here in central Pa. I wonder if it is related to the one in Texas.

Don't forget that I pulled all of this information from newspapers and periodicals from across the nation so perhaps the majority of items I have posted so far didn't take place in your neck of the woods.  A lot of it seems to be very local.  Perhaps that is why you don't remember it. 
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Clark Gas Station
Chicago, Illinois area


"Clark underprices all Chicago Chevy Dealers on '67 Camaros! (We Give them Away)"
"Clark Super Camaro drawing"
"Every week, for the next six weeks, Clark will give away a brand-new Chevrolet Camaro in this area only."
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Swift Meat Company


"Swifts Game of Fortune Sweepstakes"
"Win a 1967 Camaro"

Surprisingly, this was the only reference to this contest I could find.
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Duane's Texaco Gas Station


"Now here's your chance to win a 1967 Camaro"

Interesting that they were giving multiple different makes of cars away.
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L.S. Ayres + Co. of Indiana


This seems to be a contest where only women were eligible.

"Win a Camaro for a week!"
"Something for gals (only)"
"Ten lucky ones will get Chevrolet's sporty new Camaro cars all gussied up and ready to drive as their own for a full wonderful week."
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Jim Booher Chevrolet
"Cathy Camaro"


Here is an interesting one.  The dealer painted the contest Camaro in psychedelic colors and gave it the name "Cathy Camaro"

"Win 'Cathy Camaro' for 2 full weeks"

"Simply describe the new Camaro in just three words"

"She's a winner!"
"She will be driving Cathy Camaro for two weeks!"
"Mary Ellen says Camaro is OUTASITE, PSYCHEDLIC, FLIRTATIOUS"

Apparently later in the year "Cathy Camaro" was also used by a radio station in Louisville, Kentucky.  The caption for the fourth picture states, "'Wildest mobile unit in the Louisville area is this sports car painted in psychedelic colors used by WSTM-FM, St. Matthews. Program Director John Alexander prepares to take a trip.' (Louisville magazine Broadcasting issue, September 10, 1967)"  Found it here: http://www.lkyradio.com/WRKA.htm
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Knowles Stations Raffle Tickets


"Free '67 Camaro"
"Drawing Tues., March 28, 1967"

This is the only item I could find concerning this particular contest.

It came from Facebook.
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Chevrolet Massena Foundry


General Motors even got in on the act for employee morale purposes.


"Each period of achievement entitles an employee to a Chevy check for the drawing in which he may win use of a 1967 Camaro for the week or weekend."

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Top Value Stamp Super Market Win-Ding contest (Kroger/Star Market)


This contest has no relation to the earlier Top Value Stamp contest conducted in the fall of 1966.


"Win a Camaro Sport Coupe, one given away every other week, 4 in all"
"equipped with a 210 h.p. engine, heater, push button radio, Powerglide transmission, padded dash, seat belts and white wall tires"


The third one reveals the winner.

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Blue Moon Ballroom Dance Giveaway


"'67 Camaro to be given away...at our Blue Moon Ballroom Dance"
"Sponsored by Xenia South TWP. Fire Dept."
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Marhoefer Meats 500 Racelebration Sweepstakes


This promotion awarded the lucky winner with a white with blue interior 1967 Camaro RS convertible with wheel covers and the Indy 500 Pace Car decal on the doors.

"1st prize Camaro"
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Marhoefer Meats 500 Racelebration Sweepstakes


The first one appeared in the 1967 Indianapolis 500 Festival Program.

1/2) https://ulib.iupuidigital.org/digital/collection/Indy500Fest/id/3098/rec/1

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Marhoefer Meats 500 Racelebration Sweepstakes


1) I believe this is a sticker or a pin

2) Sweepstakes & Marhoefer Meats memorabilia

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Marhoefer Meats 500 Racelebration Sweepstakes


These reveal the winner and photos of the actual Camaro prize.

"...winner of the Camaro convertible offered as first prize in Marhoefer's 500 Racelebration Sweepstakes"

"She won a 1967 Camaro, the pace car in the recent Indianapolis 500 race"
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Nebraska Chevrolet Dealers


"...high school student essay contest with a grand prize of a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro..."

"The final winner of the contest will win a new 1967 Camaro"
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Foodland & Food City Super Markets


"Be sure to enter the Foodland & Food City Camaro-A-Week contest"

"A new 1967 Camaro to given away next week"

"standard transmission, standard equipment, 6 cyl. 1967 2 door hardtop Camaro"

"For the past two weeks Foodland Supermarkets has presented 2 new Camaros to lucky winners.  Enter now and as often as you wish to win yourself the 3rd Camaro."
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Foodland & Food City Super Markets


Apparently not all of the contests were on the up and up.

"stop using Camaro car contests in a temporary injunction"
"unfair business practices"
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Arrow-Camaro Contest at Younkers Stores


"Win a Camaro!"
"...see the Camaro on display"


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Centennial Autorama (Canada)


"Win a Camaro Sport"

Not sure if they are referring to a "Sport" Coupe or a Super "Sport"??
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Atlantic Richfield Credit Card Carnival


"....of Flagstaff won a 1967 Camaro!"

"....of Phoenix won a 1967 Camaro!"

"for Arizonans only"
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St. Peter's Bazaar Raffle


"The grand prize, a Camaro Chevrolet will be awarded June 11."
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Duck Creek Plaza Shopping Center
Drive A Camaro Contest


"register to drive a Chevy Camaro Free for one week"
"3 Camaros 3 winners"

"All registrants for the Drive a Camaro Contest...."

"Last chance   win a Camaro for a week!"
"3 Chevrolet Camaros awarded Saturday, May 6th..."
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Butterworths Home Furnishers


"40th Anniversary Sale - Win a 1967 Camaro"
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Sears May Sweepstakes Contest


This is another contest where the winner received a white with blue interior 1967 Camaro RS convertible with standard wheel covers and Indy Pace Car decals on the doors.  I don't believe that this was a national contest.  The only references to it appeared in Indianapolis, Indiana newspapers.

"Win a Camaro convertible"
"contest closes May 29, 1967"
"Drawing held June 1, 1967"

"Sears sets the pace"

"May sweepstakes contest"
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Sears May Sweepstakes Contest


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Sears May Sweepstakes Contest


The 2nd & 3rd images reveal the winner and the winning car.

"May sweepstakes winner!"
"...family wins Camaro"

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Clark Gas Stations - Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota


This is the same type of promotion that was used in the Chicago, Illinois area in March of 1967.  See reply #73 on page 5 of this thread.

"Clark underprices all Twin City Chevy Dealers on '67 Camaros (we give them away)"
"Every week, until May 28th, Clark will give away a brand-new Chevrolet Camaro in this area only."
"Clark Super Camaro drawing"
"6 Chevrolet Camaros"

"Here are the winners"
"Clark underprice all Twin City Chevy dealers on '67 Camaros for six more weeks!"
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Life Investors Insurance


"...4th lap Camaro winner..."

Seems like there should have been more to this one, but this was the only info I could find.
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Mills Chevrolet


"3 Free Camaros to drive for a week"
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Greenwood Center


"Free Camaro"
"Sparkling white, 6 cylinders..."
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Bonus Texaco Gas Stations


"You can win a new 1967 Camaro for your vacation"

"1967 Camaro given away every 90 days!"

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Tresler Comet Gas Stations


"Cincinnati Sweepstakes"
"Each week a Camaro will head the list of prizes in the sweepstakes"
"Win!  Camaro every week"
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Courtesy Chevrolet


"a new Camaro color see it...name it...win a Camaro for a week...free"
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Sprite


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Dworin Chevrolet


"A one year lease of a Camaro had been donated to the 7cs dinner auction..."
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Ponderosa Hotel Casino


Sport Coupe with nose stripe, white wall tires, wire wheel covers and Indy Pace Car door decals

"Win a Camaro!"
"You can win this new 1967 Hallman Camaro (ermine white with rally striping identical to the Memorial Day Indianapolis 500 Camaro Pace Car)"
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No wonder no one has ever seen these. You have them ALL. Thanks for taking the effort to teach us.
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No wonder no one has ever seen these. You have them ALL. Thanks for taking the effort to teach us.

Your welcome.  I had never seen 95% of this stuff either.  The idea to research this material came about because I found a reference in an old souvenir program to a giveaway 1969 Camaro RS/SS Z11 convertible pace car at a USAC Champ Car event in Colorado in 1969.  That notion led me to find more about that particular contest and I kept coming across all of these others, so I decided to do this research project.  Funny thing is, I never found anything else on the giveaway car that sparked the research project in the first place!
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Indianapolis 500


Every year, the winner of the Indianapolis 500 is given one of the pace cars as part of their collection of winnings. 
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Indianapolis 500


Internal Chevrolet documents concerning the giveaway Camaro pace car.

http://www.pilotcarregistry.com/1967-pace-car-documents.html
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Indianapolis 500


Probably the most famous and infamous person to win a brand new Camaro in 1967 was A.J. Foyt when he won the 51st International 500 Mile Sweepstakes held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, over two days, Tuesday May 30 and Wednesday May 31, 1967.  Historically, the winner of the event has been given one of the pace cars as part of their winnings at the Victory Dinner held the day after the race.  Since the race was postponed by weather and finished the day after, the Victory Dinner for 1967 was held the night the race was finished.  Unfortunately for Chevrolet, Foyt was a contracted Ford race driver and he basically refused to accept the Camaro as it was given to him.  Read the articles to see what happened next.
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1967
Indianapolis 500 Festival Gin Rummy Tournament


"...will give use of a Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car for 30 days to the victor in the 512 player tourney"

"...won $1,000 and use of a Chevrolet Camaro pace car for 30 days"
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1967
Atlantic Richfield Oil Company
Match the Red Ball Game



"Paid off for.....winner of a new Chevrolet Camaro"

"Win a Camaro"

Look who's the latest Camaro winner!"

"12 Camaros"
"Winners so far"

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Atlantic Richfield Oil Company
Match the Red Ball Game


"While you are there you might win a Chevrolet Camaro"

"Look who's the latest Camaro winner!"

3) https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/
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Atlantic Richfield Oil Company
Match the Red Ball Game


Poster and coupon/certificates

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Atlantic Richfield Oil Company
Match the Red Ball Game


Envelope and coupon/certificates

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Atlantic Richfield Oil Company
Match the Red Ball Game


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3) http://www.billjamie.com/Atlantic/Match-The-Red-Ball/Match-The-Red-Ball.html
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1967
St. Williams Parish 10th Birthday Celebration


"Win a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro!"
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1967
Pepsi


"Play Pepsi Bingo"
"Win 4 Chevrolet Camaros"
"1st Chev. Camaro winner....."
"3 Chevrolet Camaros left"
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1967
St. Stephens Neighbor Days


"1967 Camaro to be given away at..."

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1967
Arrow Shirts


I believe this was a two page ad because there is no mention of the store it came from.  I apparently forgot to download the 2nd page.

"Win Dad a Camaro for a weekend"
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1967
Hustedt Chevrolet


Notice that the giveaway Camaro was an SS!

"WINS CAMARO"
"...won a 1967 Camaro in the recent Chevrolet Camaro Sweepstakes"

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1967
Esso Gas


"Win a new 1967 Camaro"
"1967 Esso Camaro Drawing"
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1967
Cala Littleman Foods


"Win a 1967 Camaro here!"
"Camaro Sport Coupe"
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1967
Latonia Horse Race Course


"Win a Camaro"
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1967
Holy Angels Church Summer Festival


"Grand Prize Drawing Sunday, July 9th 1967"
"1967 Gold Camaro"
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1967
Chautauqua County Fair


"Win a new Chevy Sports Camaro"

Again, I'm not sure if the word "Sports" means "Sport" Coupe, Super "Sport" or "Sports" Car??


"To be given away Saturday July 29"

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1967
93 KHJ Boss Radio Los Angeles, California


"Win the 1967 car of your choice"
"KHJ's got every make & model made in The Boss Garage"

Found here: https://93khj.blogspot.com/

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93 KHJ Boss Radio Los Angeles, California


"KHJ's Johnny Williams awards......a 1967 Camaro courtesy of The Boss Garage!"
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TV Game Show Concentration


"...concentrated just hard enough to win a 1967 Camaro on the tv show Concentration a while back."
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Southern Plaza Shopping Center


"Win a 1967 Camaro!"
"Camaro Drawing 8 p.m. Saturday"
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Belk Beery Store


"Win this BRAND NEW 1967 Chevrolet Camaro worth $2,608.50"

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1967
Steinbach Company
Know Your Hospitals Sweepstakes


"Win a Camaro!"
"3 Camaros to 3 lucky winners!"

"Young entrants in the Steinbach Company's.....looking over one of the three Camaro cars donated as first prize..."

"Win a new 1967 Camaro"
"Safe driving records are the goal of the campaign"
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Steinbach Company
Know Your Hospitals Sweepstakes


"3 Great Chevrolet Camaro cars for 3 lucky winners!"
"Sweepstakes runs from Aug 7 to Sept 2"
"A ticket for a moving violation during the sweepstakes will disqualify the entrant!"

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Steinbach Company
Know Your Hospitals Sweepstakes


"Last week to enter"
"Win a Camaro"

The last three reveal the winner.

"...won a a Camaro car in Steinbach Co.'s...."
"More than 100,000 entered the contest..."
"other winners of cars were..."

"...appears with her children...to accept award of Camaro"
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WDMV Radio


"Win a New Camaro"
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1967
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
Annual Church Summer Fair Raffle


"car raffle which is held in conjunction with the fair"
"A 1967 Camaro will be the main prize...
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Merollis Chevrolet


"Win a New Camaro only at Merollis"
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1967
LaPorte County Fair


"Kuglers win Camaro at Fair"

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1967
Leonards Store


"Enter Leonards Giant Candle Contest!"
"You may win a 1967 Jack Williams Camaro!"
"Guess when the blue flag will drop on the giant candle..."
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1967
Selma VFW Fair


"...won the 1967 Camaro"
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1967
Guild of St. Barnabas Raffle


"At the luncheon a raffle drawing will be held on a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro."
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1967
Courtesy Chevrolet


"Free Win a 1967 Camaro"

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Not sure of the exact month of these.
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1967

This is the caption that appears with this photo:

"Denver Post Archives
APR 11 1967, APR 16 1967 Miss U.S.A. Selects a Winner Maria Remenyi, Miss U.S.A., presents keys of new Camaro sports car to Howard Hosek, right, city circulation manager of The Denver Post. The Camaro was won by Leonard Yacovetta, 5300 S. Washington St., Littleton, a district adviser in The Post's City Circulation Department. Miss Remenyi, visiting Denver as a guest of the J. C. Penney Co., drew Yacovetta's name from 47 eligible contestants at a luncheon at the Diplomat Motor Hotel last week. H. C. Ellison, left, Denver city manager of Chevrolet, and Galen W. Knickel, circulation director of The Post, presided at drawing. Credit: Denver Post (Denver Post via Getty Images)"

I couldn't find anything else on this particular contest.

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1967
Kraft


This appeared in a large magazine (9.25" x 12.25")

"Candy Corral $100,000 sweepstakes"
"6 second prizes - New Chevrolet Camaro America's Newest Fun Car"

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That's all I got!  LOL!  When I started my research I had no idea that this many 1967 Camaro contests took place.  It's amazing what you can find when you start digging.

Please share your recollections if a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor or even yourself participated in or even won one of these contests.

Separate threads will also be created for 1968 and 1969 model year Camaro contests.  Stay tuned.
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That's all I got!  LOL!  When I started my research I had no idea that this many 1967 Camaro contests took place.  It's amazing what you can find when you start digging.

Please share your recollections if a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor or even yourself participated in or even won one of these contests.

Separate threads will also be created for 1968 and 1969 model year Camaro contests.  Stay tuned.

Crazy how many there were! Thanks for taking the time to do this for the rest of us to enjoy!

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Wow, that was a lot of work!
Two of the promotions stood out. The NFL promo, which showed the winner with the car and it had an M-plate (manufacturer plate), 13M942!
And the Estes visit to Cinci. Quite the promotion!  I assume the 250 cars were 250 local orders - I imagine that got complicated and thus dropped.

I know we've run across a few of these cars over the years. I recall a Sears giveaway 67 pacer that wasn't a pacer. :)
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1967
AC Big Happenings


"You may have already won a Chevrolet Camaro"

"The contest is open to all employees and owners of service stations, independent garages and automobile dealerships."

"All entries must be received by February 23, 1967."

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March 1967
Amigos Anonymous


"Since Amigos is financed solely by donations, the group is currently sponsoring a raffle for a 1967 Camaro, tickets for which are one dollar each.  They expect to sell 6000 tickets on this campus alone."
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July+ 1967
KIMN 950 & Coca-Cola Win Something Wild Sweepstakes (Denver, Colorado radio station)


"Win Something Wild"
"Starting Monday July 3rd"
"Grand Prize  A new Chevrolet Camaro"


"At intermission...KIMN and Coca-Cola will select the winner of the grand prize in the 'Win Something Wild' Sweepstakes...A brand new 1967 Chevrolet Camero" (spelled wrong!)


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Summer 1967
Oswego Speedway


Found this little blurb inside a souvenir program for an event held at the Oswego Speedway in Oswego, New York during their 1967 race season.

"Win a 1967 Camaro"

"Drawing International Classic September 24, 1967"

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Starting January 1967
Radio Station KJR Seattle

The back cover of the souvenir program for a Beach Boys concert held on December 27, 1966 at the Seattle Center Coliseum in Seattle, Washington announced:

"KjR Gives Away a PAIR of 1967 Camaros - one for you - one for your Baby"

"Starting January"

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69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
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January 1967
Emrick Chevrolet
Richmond, Virginia


"Grinstead will have unlimited use of the car for one year as winner in the Camaro Carnival sponsored by Emrick recently."
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September 1967
Goldman's
Dayton, Ohio


"WIN FREE 1967 CAMARO"
"Register at any Goldman store for the beautiful 1967 fully equipped Camaro sport rally coupe.  SS-350 engine, vinyl top."
"Drawing Sept 30th..."

"FREE CAMARO"
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September 1967
Goldman's
Dayton, Ohio


"Last week to register"
"FREE 1967 CAMARO"
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October 1966
Mayfield Mall Grand Opening
California


"WIN!  A New Camaro By Chevrolet"

"The fancy Camaro, made by General Motors, will be on display at the rooftop parking level adjacent to the top of center mall escalators."

1/2) Redwood City Tribune (October 4, 1966)
3/4) The Peninsula Times Tribune (October 4, 1966)

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October 1966
Mayfield Mall Grand Opening
California


"You may win a new Chevrolet Camaro or..."

"Win a new CAMARO by Chevrolet at the Mayfield Mall Grand Opening!"

1/2) The Peninsula Times Tribune (October 4, 1966)
3/4) The Peninsula Times Tribune (October 7, 1966)

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October 1966
Mayfield Mall Grand Opening
California


"WIN A NEW Camaro By Chevrolet"

"All coupons are eligible for the Camaro drawing."

1/2) The Peninsula Times Tribune (October 14, 1966)

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Cool stuff Scott!

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Cool stuff Scott!

Thanks MO, glad you enjoy it.
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January 1967
KABC Radio Birdlady Contest
Los Angeles, CA


On page 49 of Camaro! From Challenger to Champion: The Complete History the author, Gary L. Witzenburg, states that "radio station KABC of Los Angeles awarded a 1967 Camaro to Jo Ann Plug of Hollywood, who had won a talent contest sponsored by the station.  The competition was staged for the purpose of picking two young women to broadcast freeway traffic reports from a helicopter, but Ms. Pflug, as you may recall, stayed on the ground to become a leading lady in such films as M*A*S*H, Catlow and Where Does It Hurt?"  He mentions that she was awarded the Camaro in August 1967.  She must have come in third place out of at least 500 women who auditioned because the only document I could find that mentioned the Camaro as a prize states that, "there will be three prizes: Two contracts with KABC radio and-America's newest sports car, the Camaro by Chevrolet."

1/2) The Los Angeles Times (January 8, 1967)
3) The Los Angeles Times (January 17, 1967)
4) Los Angeles Evening Citizen News (January 20, 1967)

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January 1967
KABC Radio Birdlady Contest
Los Angeles, CA


This is a photograph of actress Jo Ann Pflug, circa 1967, winner of the 1967 Camaro in the KABC Radio Birdlady Contest.

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Nice, a new Camaro and a movie career. Wonder how it worked out for the other two?

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Nice, a new Camaro and a movie career. Wonder how it worked out for the other two?

The two women were named Kelly Lange and Lori Ross.  Not sure about Lori Ross but it seems it worked out pretty well for Kelly Lange.

According to Wikipedia, "Kelly Lange (born Dorothy Scafard; December 14, 1937) is an American journalist, most notable for being the first woman to be a nightly news anchor in Los Angeles. Lange, a Shakespeare major in college, is a longtime news anchor in Los Angeles, a veteran radio and TV news reporter, NBC talk show host, former Tournament of Roses parade co-host, and a best-selling mystery author.

Early career
Lange was born Dorothy Scafard in New York City and graduated from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.

She moved to California in the mid-1960s to pursue a certification to be a school teacher.

One day in 1967, Lange, a model at the time, got into a line at a Buena Park, California shopping mall, because it appeared "they were giving something away." The something they were giving away turned out to be applications for two positions as "Ladybirds" on KABC radio. The lucky duo would become the first female traffic/weather reporters in this area to patrol in helicopters. Lange was one of two chosen. She got the 6 a.m.-to-9 a.m. segment and she was called "Dawn O'Day." Another applicant, a film studio secretary named Lori Ross, got the afternoon shift as "Eve O'Day." "The two women in their tight-fitting, silver-lamé jumpsuits paved the way for today's less-exploited women deejays and announcers," thus began Lange's career as a news reporter, spotting news and reporting traffic for KABC. In June 1967, Lange appeared as a contestant on What's My Line? with John Charles Daly as host along with panelists Bennett Cerf, Barbara Feldon, Arlene Francis and Martin Gabel. Her work with KABC Radio was the subject for the panel to guess.

Career
Lange started in March 1971 as a weather forecaster for KNBC's weeknight newscasts (known at the time as KNBC Newservice), and later appeared on Sunday, a weekly features program on the station which she co-hosted with Tom Snyder, Paul Moyer and Ralph Story. In December 1976 Lange was promoted to news anchor, and co-anchored KNBC's various weeknight news programs through December 1998 alongside Moyer, Jess Marlow, John Schubeck, Jack Perkins, John Beard, Keith Morrison, and Chuck Henry. NBC News refers to Lange as the first woman to anchor a nightly newscast at an NBC-owned station. TV Guide said Lange was the first local newscaster to be paid $1 million per year. Lange also co-hosted NBC's network coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade alongside Michael Landon; was the regular guest host of Tomorrow, with former KNBC colleague Tom Snyder; and a regular guest host of the Today show. She hosted the Grand Floral Parade of the Portland Rose Festival and won several Emmy Awards as well as serving as host of the primetime network broadcast ceremony. During the 1990-91 television season, Lange and screenwriter/TV producer Gail Parent co-hosted the Kelly and Gail talk show which aired on KNBC-TV. Lange began writing fiction and mysteries while still a news anchor, partially to relieve insomnia from working on the 11 pm newscast.  In 1999, Lange returned to television and joined KCBS-TV to co-anchor the female-oriented newscast Women 2 Women alongside Catherine Anaya, Pamela Wright and former KABC-TV newscaster Ann Martin. She left broadcasting in 2001 and has since been a full-time mystery novelist. The popular mystery fiction books include The Reporter, Dead File, and Graveyard Shift, featuring fictional TV news anchor Maxi Poole, plus Trophy Wife and Gossip.

In 2010, Lange was presented with the Golden Mike's Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California."

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Amazing, don't know how you do it, but you always come through with the story. Thanks for the background, great work Scott!!

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Amazing, don't know how you do it, but you always come through with the story. Thanks for the background, great work Scott!!

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Swaney Chevrolet: San Bernardino Sun (CA) December 21, 1966

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July 1967
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"WIN this Brand New CAMARO Sport Coupe"

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House Party Sweepstakes / Thriftimart


"Play Art Link Letter's House Party Game at Thriftimart"

"Win a Camaro"

"Win 3 New 1969 Camaro 'The Hugger' Sport Coupes"

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House Party Sweepstakes / Thriftimart


"You can still win!  Camaros....."

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Aldens $101,100.00 Sweepstakes

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